Have Women Always Been Beneath Men?

Suppression Rules when Women’s Stories are Distorted or Omitted

Holy Hormones Journal: My latest mantra is – “This is not our reality.” I have been saying this in radio interviews and in my consulting sessions. Women are tired, depressed, anxious, confused, – our body’s and minds are on synthetic hormone steroids (SUPPRESSION), we are put on psychotropics to mask our pain, our breasts are cut off or displayed on bill boards in a non-sexual manner (SUPPRESSION). Does that mean women are not sexual? Out uteri and ovaries are taken out of our bodies, and we are opting in for plastic surgery on our V-Jays. We allow our daughters to be injected with a toxic vaccine for HPV – labeling ourselves as ‘carrier’s of a sexually transmitted disease.

This is not our reality – which is why we allow these things to happen to us. The objectification and medicalization of women’s bodies. We are labeled with PMS, PPD, PPD psychosis, menopausal madness, and are called psychotic bitches.

As Eve Ensler aptly stated in her book, In the Body of the World: A Memoir of Cancer and Connection,Hysteria – a word to make women feel insane for knowing what they know.”

We know what we know and now we need to have the courage to have a voice to let the world know. The only way that can be done is to remember our story – not their version – our version. And we need to fervently teach our daughters – so that they can claim their reality and not be dragged into suppression and repression.

Our Path As Priestess Women Healers –  The Lost Art Of The Female Shaman

BEFORE IT’S NEWS
January 2014

The Suppressed Histories Archive

Modern day history classes ask questions about patriarchy and slavery, conquest and aboriginality – you think? What about  mother-right, female spheres of power, indigenous philosophies of spirit– and the historical chemistry of their repression. Even more important, their role in resisting oppression.

A global perspective on women’s history offers fresh and diverse conceptions of women’s power, as well as of men and gender borders. It overturns stereotypes of race and class, and the structures of domination thatpath of the priestess enforce them. It digs under the usual story of lords and rulers, looking for hidden strands, and reweaves knowledge from the divided fields of history, archaeology, linguistics and folk tradition.

Some of the flashpoints are women’s power; neolithic female figurines; gender-egalitarian mother-right cultures; patriarchy; witch-hunts; “heresies” such as goddess veneration or shamans; and the rise and fall of empires, including the doctrines of supremacy and inferiority that prop up all systems of domination.

The Path of the Priestess takes readers on a compelling journey deep into the heart of the feminine experience, presenting a rare glimpse of the essential and significant role of women as caretakers of the psychic-energetic-emotional landscape of society.

It is based upon the author’s years of first-hand experience in the ancient arts of Tantra, Dzogchen, Indian and Egyptian Temple Dance and Healing, as well as her research into the feminine principle in the mystic teachings of the Alchemists, Hebrew Kabbalists and Christian Gnostics.

There is so much to say about women’s spiritual leadership. In this time of fragmented and toxic culture, we don’t even have words adequate to describe the breadth of heritages and practices.

Most people would define priestess as a woman who leads ritual. But there are a range of names and culturally-defined meanings, including shaman, medicine woman, diviner, spirit-medium, oracle, sibyl and wise woman.The ceremonial role of the priestess does not preclude her from entering into trance or shamanic spiritual journeys; sometimes it actually requires her to achieve these altered states.

Restoring Women to Cultural Memory

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Author: Leslie Carol Botha

Author, publisher, radio talk show host and internationally recognized expert on women's hormone cycles. Social/political activist on Gardasil the HPV vaccine for adolescent girls. Co-author of "Understanding Your Mood, Mind and Hormone Cycle." Honorary advisory board member for the Foundation for the Study of Cycles and member of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research.